Best Yoga Books 2021

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November 18, 2021

Best Yoga Books of 2021

I don’t know about you, but I have been reading a ton during this pandemic. That might be one of the positive things coming out of these changing times. With less social commitments and not commuting to the Yoga studio, I have had more time and energy to cozy up to a book at night.

It could be the pandemic or it could be the fact I have 2 young kids and can’t go anywhere at night anyway! Regardless, I have gotten into a really great routine of reading for at least one hour after the kids are down – before I do any chores, Netflix watching or other work. It is the perfect way to end the day. I have been considering this part of my Sadhana (daily spiritual practice).

I wanted to share some of these amazing finds. Some of these books were written or published before 2021 and a few were recently released.

Check out this list just in time for the holiday season. They make the perfect gift for another wellness junkie in your life or for someone to start down the Yoga path.

The Secret Power of Yoga: A Women’s Guide To The Heart and Soul of The Yoga Sutras By: Devi, Nischala Joy

This is a powerful interpretation from a female perspective. The Yoga Sutras have been mostly translated by men. This heartfelt understanding of this ancient text offers a fresh look on the wisdom of Patanjali. Personally, I like a balance of both and also appreciate Swami Satchidananda’s translation as well. With the combination of the two you will get a rounded experience and explanation of the Yoga Sutras.

Charge & The Energy Body By: Anodea Judith Ph.D.

Anodea Judith does it again. She has written many incredible Yoga Books on the Chakra System. In “Charge And The Energy Body” she describes energy as charge. She approaches the subtle body through our relationship and reactions to emotions. This powerful insight gives us the tools to harness our charge and balance our energies.

Mudras For Healing and Transfomration By:
Joseph Le Page; Lilian Le Page

This comprehensive book on the Mudras gives excellent descriptions of mudras serving different purposes. From the chakra system to the 5 elements, mudras are offered to bring more support to our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. We highly reccomend this book to complement your Asana and Meditation practices.

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself By:
Michael A. Singer

This top selling book from Michael A. Singer gives a fresh perspective on how to be a witness to our minds. His approach to moving through stuck patterns are practical. He guides one to help free themselves from the pain body. We include this awesome book on our required reading list for our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

On Being Human

By: Jennifer Pastiloff

Jennifer shares her personal journey of loss and humility from the East Coast to Santa Monica and how losing her hearing taught her to listen with her whole body which connected her even deeper to her yoga students, coworkers, friends and family. 

Gifts of Imperfection

By: Brené Brown

 After years of research Dr. Brown encourages us all to connect with compassion, leading to a more vulnerable, yet authentic life. Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. 

Playing Big

By: Tara Mohr

Conference leader and pioneer Tara Mohr explains how historically women have been conditioned to stay small. Learn how to find your voice, step up and take charge of your life through language and empowering skills. This could be on any “Required Reading” list for personal development programs and a must for female entrepreneurs. 


The Source

By: Dr. Tara Swart

If the word “Neuroscience” is intimidating, this book is for you! You don’t have to be a brain nerd to enhance your life and appreciate the science of every day living. Combine self help with science to open your mind and change your life! 

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